On Academics and Athletics

February 15, 2013 | Blog

The Faculty Senate at UW-Madison is a very quiet place.  We meet monthly for about two hours and while the…

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Money Matters, but So Does Avoiding Red Tape

February 11, 2013 | Blog

Cross-posted from the original over at the Chronicle of Higher Education.  “There’s no such thing as free money,” Joanne, a…

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Do Academic Incentives Appear to Augment Financial Aid Effectiveness, Particularly after Enrollment?

January 21, 2013 | Blog

The field of financial aid research is rapidly growing and expanding, which is a really good thing since the reliability…

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I Want YOU to Take My Class!

October 29, 2012 | Blog
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The Gatekeepers of Higher Education

October 19, 2012 | Blog

A recent survey conducted by Inside Higher Ed may provide some insights into the sorting mechanism that today’s version of…

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A New Walker Report on Wisconsin Higher Education

August 22, 2012 | Blog

Don’t you just love last-minute breaking news when you’re trying to head out the door on vacation? Come on…..!  THIS…

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Stop Subsidizing the Upper Middle-Class

April 19, 2012 | Blog

Today Stephen Burd from Education Sector released a provocative new report that fully supports my contention (and that many others…

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What We’re Reading: New Evidence on College Prep and Financial Aid

February 27, 2012 | Blog

The National Bureau of Economic Research has released a couple of new papers worth reading. (1) A new study from…

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Squeeze Public Higher Education– And Watch it Squirm

February 21, 2012 | Blog

Make no mistake about it– a conservative agenda in public higher education, quite similar to the one for public k-12,…

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Think Outside Your Box

February 8, 2012 | Blog

It is often said that access/diversity and affordability in higher education can only come at the expense of quality. Thus,…

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